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What individual attributes can help ensure my child's overall well-being?

Individual attributes—characteristics and skills—that have been shown to protect the overall well-being of children include the following:
  • self-regulation: healthy coping skills and strategies to manage emotions and control behaviors
  • relational skills: tools to build healthy relationships (like honesty, effective communication, asserting interpersonal boundaries, refusal skills, compromise and teamwork)
  • problem-solving skills: build resilience and competently resolve conflicts with a balance of help-seeking and autonomy
  • involvement in positive activities: extracurricular activities, clubs, church groups and rewarding work help build a sense of community and achievement

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